Originally Posted by Hercules Rockefeller
Former Cap Rod Langway said on local DC radio yesterday that he'd heard that the Caps and Ovechkin had agreed to a 9-year deal, can't be announced until after next week when he's officially in the last year of his deal though.
Herc, maybe you can clear this up for me, but it is my understanding that under the new CBA, a player cannot take a percentage of the cap in lieu of a fixed number...so they cannot take advantage of the cap continuing to rise. If that is the case, why would anyone sign a long term deal, if he signed for the max, which is just under 10 million, over 9 years, in two or three years, as the cap keeps rising, he would start to really get hosed. So why would anyone sign a long term deal under this system?
OM Mock Draft- New Orleans GM
1A. Jaelen Strong, WR Arizona State
1B. Clive Walford, TE Miami (Fla.)
2. Eli Harold, 3-4 OLB Virginia
3A. Tre Jackson, G Florida State
3B. Jeff Luc, ILB Cincinnati
4. Senquez Golson, CB Ole Miss
5. David Parry DT, Stanford
7A. Miles Dieffenbach, G Penn St.
7B. Deion Barnes, 3-4 OLB Penn St.
Ray Drew, DE Georgia
Rob Crisp, OT NC State
Chris Harper, WR Cal
Curtis Grant, LB Ohio State
Brison Williams, S S. Carolina
DT Shackleford, LB Ole Miss